Case Study
Wednesday 04/05/2022 |

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) open Disguise xR stage in their film studio


To provide creative students with the highest level of education, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) recognised the need for an Extended Reality (xR) stage as part of their landmark 10.9-acre expansion project of Savannah Film Studios.
In this case study, you will discover how MEPTIK integrated the Disguise xR workflow with DeNyse LED solutions to install the first full scale, turnkey, collegiate xR volume that now allows numerous students from different majors to become designers and film producers of the future.

months for full project completion

The challenge

SCAD was looking for a reliable partner to execute this large scale project, that would determine the future for countless students. After visiting one of MEPTIK's previously installed xR stages and discussing all needs for and beyond the volume, SCAD felt confident that MEPTIK was the right partner for the project.

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The solution

"We worked closely with LED provider DeNyse, whose design of the LED wall laid the foundation to integrate the xR technology, to come up with different phases of the install. In the end, MEPTIK had to work around a three-week window to properly calibrate and train the staff on the workflow,” MEPTIK co-founder Nick Rivero explains.

While the LED volume was assembled, MEPTIK started installing the processing and server systems to ensure that signals were received. To seamlessly integrate virtual production capabilities, MEPTIK brought on leading visual storytelling technology partners, Disguise. The entire studio is powered by Disguise xR technology, running on Disguise vx 4 and rx II, all connected through the Disguise fabric pre-configured network switch. Workstations enable multi-user editing and previsualisation of assets before showtime.

The ability to work on xR in the professional world is growing but still very slim, and to be able to walk out of college with two full years of experience under my belt is something that no other job or school could provide me with right now.
Sean Hussey

SCAD film and television junior and Producer

System Administrator at SCAD Rich Rouleau
Senior Vice President for Technology and Development at SCAD: Brad Grant
Architect/Director of Construction Operations at SCAD: Tony Hensley
Images: SCAD